Hozier's “Take Me To Church” inches up from #3 to #2 in its 17th week on the Hot 100. This ends a 15-week streak in which female solo artists monopolized the top two positions. The streak began in August with hits by Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj.It continued for the next 14 weeks with hits by Swift and Meghan Trainor.
"Take Me To Church" is the highest-ranking song by a male artist or group since MAGIC!'s “Rude” logged its sixth and final week at #1 in August. It's the highest-ranking song by a male solo artist since Sam Smith's “Stay With Me” spent its second week at #2 the previous week.